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2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Vermont

April 8, 2024

Start planning to view the next solar eclipse in Vermont. Vermont’s location within the 2024 total solar eclipse’s path of totality makes it an ideal place to take in the wonder and spectacle of this natural event. Within New England, Vermont’s comparatively lower levels of light pollution and wide open spaces make for great stargazing, too. While you’re here, discover beautiful geography, local flavors, and a robust culture of outdoor recreation and wellness.
  

When is the Next Solar Eclipse?

On April 8, 2024 at 2:14 p.m., a partial solar eclipse will begin, and at 3:26 p.m., a total eclipse will darken Vermont’s daytime sky, lasting about 3 minutes. The phenomenon will continue as a partial eclipse until 4:37 p.m.

Where to See the Next Solar Eclipse

Much of northern Vermont will be within the eclipse’s 70- to 80-mile-wide path of totality, including downtowns, mountain peaks and valleys. 

Observation Safety

Looking directly at the sun can permanently damage your eyes. The only safe way to look at the eclipse is through specially made solar filters, such as those found in eclipse glasses.  


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Looking Back: Vermont's Last Total Solar Eclipse

The last time Vermont had a “front row seat” for a total solar eclipse was in 1932, when it was hailed as a “grand celestial spectacle.” Road rules were changed to allow for the minutes of darkness and bulletins advised drivers to pull over and turn off headlights so as to preserve the natural phenomenon.

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Lodging Properties

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Boardwalk in the summer time

Eclipse Events 2024

Events across northern Vermont will celebrate the 2024 total solar eclipse.

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